Among the three most popular voice assistants for smartphones and smart devices, Amazon's Alexa is in my experience more versatile and reliable than Google Assistant and Apple's Siri. It works well on both Android and iOS as well as the company's own smart speakers and smart displays, plus third-party devices including wireless speakers, televisions, and various IoT gadgets and appliances. With the Amazon Echo Buds, Alexa now comes to the ultra-portable form factor of true wireless earphones.
The Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) goes up against tough competition in the mid-range true wireless segment, but has a big feature in its arsenal - hands-free Alexa voice assistant support. This works very well, allowing the earphones to be used similar to how an Amazon Echo smart speaker works. Hands-free commands work well, and the earphones also have ANC and optional wireless charging on the more expensive variant.
Although sound quality and ANC performance aren't exceptional, the earphones do perform decently enough on these parameters, and Alexa voice assistant support sets these earphones apart. However, tough competition in the space from brands such as OnePlus and Samsung offer options to buyers.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) True Wireless Bluetooth Earphones (Black)||₹ 7,999|
Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Earphones price in India starts from ₹ 7,999. The lowest price of Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Earphones is ₹ 7,999 at Amazon on 9th December 2022.
|Model||Echo Buds (2nd Gen) True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Earphones|
|Price in India||₹7,999|
|Release date||15th April 2021|
|Model Number||Echo Buds (2nd Gen)|
|Connectivity||True Wireless Stereo (TWS)|
|Driver Size (mm)||5.7|
|Number of Drivers||1|
|Weight With Case (g)||4.7|
|Bluetooth Codec Support||SBC,AAC|
|Bluetooth range (Metres)||10|
|Charging Port||USB Type-C|
|Battery Life (Hrs) Earpieces Only||5|
|Battery Life (Hrs) With Case Total||15|